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Where an application is made under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 and the respondent’s whereabouts are unknown, can an application be made to the court for disclosure of the respondent’s address by a government department under Family Procedure Rules 2010, PD 6C ? If not, what is the appropriate procedure when the respondent’s address is unknown?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 22/09/2020

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where an application is made under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 and the respondent’s whereabouts are unknown, can an application be made to the court for disclosure of the respondent’s address by a government department under Family Procedure Rules 2010, PD 6C ? If not, what is the appropriate procedure when the respondent’s address is unknown?

Where an application is made under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 and the respondent’s whereabouts are unknown, can an application be made to the court for disclosure of the respondent’s address by a government department under Family Procedure Rules 2010, PD 6C ? If not, what is the appropriate procedure when the respondent’s address is unknown?

Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) contains important provisions for the safeguarding of a person from an associated person, by way of a non-molestation order, and for regulating the occupation of a property, by way of an occupation order. Such orders are frequently required upon the breakdown of a relationship or where there has been ongoing domestic violence. It will sometimes be the case that the whereabouts of the intended respondent are unknown and this will cause difficulties with the service of the application and any

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